Innopharma Education Springboard+ Courses


There has never been a better time to start or develop your career in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device/technology or food sectors. Innopharma Education, funded by Springboard+, offers courses from Certificate up to Masters level.

Springboard+ is an upskilling initiative in higher education in Ireland. The courses are free for anyone unemployed, but also open to working people at a heavily subsidised cost. As a Springboard provider, we run free and heavily subsidised online courses starting in January and September. Eligible applicants include those who are employed, unemployed and returners who meet the eligibility criteria at the time the course starts. 

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Why Study With Innopharma?

Studying at Innopharma Education gives you the skills advantage you need for a rewarding career in high-tech manufacturing in the Pharmaceutical, Medtech or Food Science industries. 

  • Closely Connected to Industry
  • Career Development Expertise
  • Flexible Learning to Suit You
  • Highly Sought After Graduates

70% Post-Graduate Employment rate

We have an extensive network of contacts which we utilise to connect students with industry and academia. This has proven invaluable in returning students to work or those pursuing new career paths.  

Industry-Linked Courses

BA in Pharmaceutical Business Operations  

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Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology   

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MSc in Food Business Management & Technology 

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Our Springboard Courses 

Our courses cover the key industries of high-tech manufacturing, from certificate, to degree, to masters’ degree level.

What course is right for me?

Not sure what course is right for you, select from some basic options below to help you find your path.  

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Springboard FAQs

Where are your Springboard courses located?
Who is eligible for Springboard?

Returners: (formerly referred to as homemakers) May apply to all our courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirements and residency criteria. Course specific criteria may also apply.
People in employment: May apply for all our courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria. 
*Please note a 10% contribution fee will apply for those in employment applying for degree and masters courses. This is payable directly to Innopharma.
The unemployed & Self employed: All our courses are open to these category of applicants.  

What happens my Social Welfare assistance if I start a Springboard+ course? 

Springboard courses are part-time courses which allows you to retain your social welfare payment and continue to look for employment while studying. Different requirements apply to full-time courses. Contact your local Social welfare Office for more information. 

How do I apply to a Springboard course with Innopharma?

The quickest way to apply to a course with us is by filling out the enquiry form on the course page you are interested in. If a course is springboard funded a member of the team will guide you through the application process as required. This includes creating a springboard account and applying through springboard and Innopharma separately. 

Do Springboard courses run during the day?

Our Springboard courses are a form of blended learning. Therefore they are a mixture of online class based lectures and typically 2 Saturdays a month face-to-face lectures. This flexible learning is hugely beneficial to all.

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Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.

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